Reviews Detournement Screaming Response

Detournement

Screaming Response

Detournement are an Eastcoast band with members from a host of familiar bands. Rather than focus on who they are, though, their music should speak for itself.

The fifty-one second opener, “Focus…Explosion!,” makes a quick impression, with melodic hardcore that’s over before you’ve found your seat. The lyrics aren’t exactly discernible, but I know both titular words were screamed with emphasis on the exclamation point. The rest of the record reminds me of Rancid V, with powerful guitars and angry group shouts. “Odessa” has a Matt Freeman-esque bass line, even if it sounds a bit tinny. The change of pace song, “No Estan Solo,” is slower with some soft spoken vocals that almost feel soothing compared with the rest of the record. The song takes a subtler approach, but it still fits in with the overall style due to its group vocals and upbeat tempo. It’s well placed in the middle of the record, which keeps the energy flowing, but allows some contemplation between burners. Just afterward is “A Dead Man Cries for Vengeance,” which shows a more straightforward hardcore influence, before returning to hyperfast group-sing with the union song “Stranglehold U.S.A.”

Detournement is definitely recommended for fans of Rancid, Street Dogs, and other solidarity-leaning street punk bands. They speed things up a little more than those bands and have a distinct East coast feel. The lyrics are political, more anthem than dissertation. It’s not original, but it’s well executed and catchy. I’m curious where the band will be in a couple albums if they stick around and separate themselves more from their influences.

7.0 / 10Loren
Leave a comment

7.0 / 10

7.0 / 10

Share this content
Recent reviews

Fórn

Rites of Despair

8.5 / 10 Fórn  - Rites of Despair album cover

Boston’s Fórn have been making slow, emotional music that rips your heart to pieces since 2012 and in that time the band have progressed into an entity that can make ...

Maniac

Dead Dance Club

7.5 / 10 Maniac - Dead Dance Club album cover

Across the board Maniac reminds me of several bands. The vocal timbre of lead vocalist Zache Davis recalls Mark Ryan (Marked Men) and so does the rhythm section, though it’s ...

Four Fists

6666

7.5 / 10 Four Fists - 6666 album cover

Four sixes, four fists, two rappers and some punchy production that’s equally space age and heavy hitting. It’s my own interpretation here, but the group name is more a reference ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.